Baseball Swing with All-Star Baseball Jazz Band Set for The Wallis, 4/4-6
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents Baseball Swing with the All Star Baseball Jazz Band, co-commissioned and co-produced with the Baseball Music Project and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. With a cast featuring Terron Brooks, Angela Pupello, Terri White, Fred Willard and Adrian Zmed, Baseball Swing, a part of the Jack Elliott Family Concert Series, will have four performances only April 4-6, 2014, in the Bram Goldsmith Theater.
No other sport has been celebrated in music like baseball, our national pastime. Baseball Swing celebrates the unique love affair between baseball and music, with a major league concert featuring the greatest music about the greatest sport. With historic images and video from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, all synchronized to music, Baseball Swing is a hugely entertaining event that the whole family will remember.
"Baseball Swing is weekend of concerts for the whole family to have fun and celebrate the great American pastime," said Lou Moore, Executive Director of The Wallis. "I was amazed to find that there are hundreds of songs written over the past decades about baseball and a few of the sport's greatest players and we are happy to share a few of them with our audiences here at The Wallis."
Directed by Coy Middlebrook (Associate Director - Broadway's Bonnie and Clyde, Brooklyn, Big River and Bells Are Ringing), Baseball Swing will feature a quartet of singers, an announcer (Fred Willard) and a nine-piece jazz band performing home-run baseball hits such as "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," "Say Hey," "Baseball Boogie," "Knock It Out of the Park" and many more.
Tickets are available at www.thewallis.org or by calling 310-746-4000 or in person at the Wallis Annenberg Center Box Office located at 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
The Baseball Music Project (Robert Thompson and Michael Mushalla, producers) was founded by a group of professional musicians with a nearly uncontainable love and passion for both baseball and music, The Baseball Music Project is dedicated to fostering greater awareness of the cultural lineage and historical significance of music written about baseball, through concerts, recordings, and related outreach events and projects.
Founded in 1939 by Stephen Carlton Clark, in Cooperstown, New York, the Baseball Hall of Fame serves as the central point for the study of the history and impact of baseball in the United States and worldwide. The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, houses over 38,000 artifacts, 2.6 million library items (such as newspaper clippings and photos) and 130,000 baseball cards.